Emily Belz

Emily is a senior reporter for WORLD Magazine based in New York City. Follow Emily on Twitter @emlybelz.

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Murkowski the moderate

Politics | Three moderate Senate Republicans voted for the economic stimulus, but what about the one who didn't?
by Emily Belz
Posted 2/13/09, 12:00 am

WASHINGTON-The Senate leadership, with a chamber composed of 58 Democrats, needed two Republicans to vote for the economic stimulus plan in order for it to overcome the filibuster barrier to pass. They found three.

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Congress passes stimulus

Economy | The House and the Senate approved the $787 billion economic stimulus bill Friday, which now awaits the signature of President Obama
by Emily Belz
Posted 2/13/09, 12:00 am

WASHINGTON-President Obama's $787 billion stimulus bill passed in the House of Representatives Friday afternoon by a 246-183 vote, about a half a day after the final bill was released to lawmakers. The Senate then passed the bill with just enough votes late Friday night 60-38, with three Republicans voting "yes."

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Battling AIDS after Bush

HIV/AIDS | The AIDS initiative directors at Saddleback Church discuss the future of the fight under the Obama administration
by Emily Belz
Posted 2/11/09, 12:00 am

WASHINGTON-The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, established by former President Bush to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa, has been widely acclaimed for its success in distributing antiretroviral treatment over the past five years to more than 2 million people suffering from the disease. Now that there has been a change in the White House, those familiar with PEPFAR are wondering what the future holds for the fight against AIDS, especially since the program no longer has a director

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